2:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Location: 310 ICTAS-1
Dr. William Brinkman, Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy, will speak about the Office's research on energy conservation and global warming.
In examining progress in the drive to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, the Office of Science and the rest of the Department of Energy have driven research on new technologies from solar cells to biofuels, from efficiency gains in jet engines to better ways to manage the energy use in homes. We have also witnessed a revolution in the availability of natural gas that was based on long-term research of the Department. This talk will review the situation with respect to global warming and many of the new ideas that we have regarding advances in science that will help mitigate the problems of energy use.